Bose–Einstein Condensation in Dilute Gases

Bose–Einstein Condensation in Dilute Gases

In 1925 Einstein predicted that at low temperatures particles in a gas could all reside in the same quantum state. This gaseous state, a Bose-Einstein condensate, was produced in the laboratory for the first time in 1995 and investigating such condensates is one of the most active areas in contemporary physics. The authors of this graduate-level textbook explain this exciting new subject in terms of basic physical principles, without assuming detailed prior knowledge. Chapters cover the statistical physics of trapped gases, atomic properties, cooling and trapping atoms, interatomic interactions, structure of trapped condensates, collective modes, rotating condensates, superfluidity, interference phenomena, and trapped Fermi gases. Problem sets are also included.


Bose-Einstein Condensation in Dilute Gases will be useful to newcomers to the field and will help researchers with diverse backgrounds communicate with each other. It is an excellent text, a broad survey with some in-depth excellent text such as [this] is needed in these exciting times." Physics Today

"The authors' clear writing style and balanced choice of topics will appeal to a diverse audience." Physics Today

"An excellent and much-needed text." Nature


Christopher Pethick - 2008 Lars Onsager Prize Recipient (American Physical Society)